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Do People Get HIV From Showering

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...subject for parents, guardians, and caregivers to discuss with their children. However it is important that all families have this discussion. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that young people between the ages of 15 to 24 account for approximately half of all new HIV infections in the world, and represent almost a third of the total global population living with HIV. These alarming statistics remind...
Ask the Experts

Sewer water could contain hiv?

Hi, Im from Argentina so excuse me for my bad english, the other day I was on a familiar hotel (where lives some people of low resources, not discriminating), but the pipes of the sewers got stuck a week ago and the contaminated water of sewers came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your worries are unwarranted. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Your risk of contracting HIV from the sewer water is nonexistent.Dr. Bob Read more »

Masterbating in the shower!?!?! HIV!?!

Hello, Im wondering, i been masterbating for a while now and im curious, can you give HIV to yourself and family members if you masterbate in the shower? When i masterbate in the shower i clean the tub after so no spunk is left. i have been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and you can tell your dad I said so, OK?Dr. Bobdoes jacking off cause acne or make it worse (MASTURBATION) Jul 18, 2007i hear people say that jacking off cause pimples and or makes it worse is this trueResponse from Dr.... Read more »

why the sarcasm?

I was reading a question from one of your readers about stepping in a pool of blood. This person possible has anxiety issues and phobias, which have nothing to do with whether the person is intelligent or reasonable. However you seem to poke fun of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...thinking about it excessively and its effecting my life immensely. I've always considered myself a reasonable and well-educated individual, but the thought of being at risk of contracting HIV is overpowering my reason. If this individual was HIV... Read more »

questions on symptoms

First off, this is the most informing site I have found thusfar in my past 72 hours of worrying. Ok, here it is...I had unprotected sex twice over around Mid June and Mid July 2005 with two separate partners (females) for a total of three times. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(No surprise there.)Here's the scoop on your risk. Unprotected sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Your negative test in August is encouraging, but not definitive. Antibody tests taken prior to three months are not... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...Mother-to-Child Transmission Rare Types of Transmission How HIV Is, and Is Not, Transmitted How HIV Spreads Many people still misunderstand how HIV is passed from one person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...medical conditions, such as heart disease or weakened immune systems or those with respiratory problems, are more at risk. These individuals also have a greater chance for having more severe symptoms. People who have frequent contact with others,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Care Center for Low-Income People With HIV/AIDS Closes Doors

... After serving low-income and homeless people with HIV/AIDS for 25 years, Vital Life Services in Oakland's Golden Gate neighborhood has closed down -- a casualty of the recession. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work! This is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...someone else could have cut themselves on it before me. Also, I walked around with this cut the whole night and brushed past people without realizing that it was in fact bleeding and open. 2. I know its stupid to share toothbrushes, but I have... Read more »

Sexual Relations With A Virgin- Advice needed!

Posted by scared_elf, 3 Replies
...razors (like hairdressers use to cut hair) with his friends. Risk or not? 3. He directly shares drinks and eating utensils with people. And he shares and passes around joints of marijuana with other people. 4. He sleeps over and in the same bed... Read more »

shower stalls and hot tbs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ? Read more »